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Indigenous Youth Fight for Rights of Women

Andrea Landry, Youth Executive of the National Association of Friendship Centre in Canada, speaks at UN headquarters about issues facing indigenous women in Canada in the video posted below. Additional resources can also be found below the video.

Brief Background:

More than not, cases of missing and murdered indigenous women go unresolved, and aboriginal women are three times more likely to be victims of violent crime than non aboriginal women. The National Women’s Association of Canada has approximately 600 unresolved missing and murdered women cases in their databases, but estimates range into more than a 1000 UNRESOLVED cases. The majority of these crimes (60 to 70%) occur in urban centres, and police investigations are often delayed and closed. Several law and social committees, including Amnesty International, have determined that indigenous women in Canada have inadequate protection against violence. The UN has called on Canada to “examine the reasons for the failure to investigate the cases of missing or murdered aboriginal women and to take the necessary steps to remedy the deficiencies in the system”.

Indigenous Youth Fight for Rights of Women


Niki Ashton Calls For A National Inquiry On Murdered And Missing Women (FEB 13, 2013)


Additional Resources:

The Moose Hide Campaign
Missing or Unsolved Murders Of Indigenous Sisters
Native Women’s Association of Canada
Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada and the B.C. CEDAW Group
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